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ALBUM STREAM // Brazos’ ‘SALTWATER’ Playing Now at SPIN, New Summer Dates With Cayucas


Good day. Brazos’ new album is now available for streaming at SPIN. SALTWATER hits stores next Tuesday, May 28, so you have well over a week to acquaint yourself with the “deceptively complex pop tunes” before you purchase at SC Distribution, iTunes, and Amazon.

STREAM SALTWATER AT SPIN

Annndd just in time for summer! Brazos is going on tour with Cayucas!! We imagine that’s going to be a pretty fun tour; make sure to catch both bands live. Full schedule below!

 
TOUR DATES
05/31/13 Brooklyn, NY – Permanent Records FREE
06/14/13 Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dee’s (NXNE) w/ The Luyas
06/15/13 Toronto, ON – The Great Hall (NXNE) w/ Villagers
07/07/13 Washington, DC – DC9 w/ Cayucas
07/09/13 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Purgatory Stage) w/ Cayucas
07/10/13 Birmingham, Al – Bottletree w/ Cayucas
07/11/13 New Orleans, LA – Circle Bar w/ Cayucas
07/12/13 Houston, TX – Mango’s w/ Cayucas
07/13/13 Austin , TX – Red 7 w/ Cayucas
07/14/13 Dallas, TX – Three Links w/ Cayucas
07/21/13 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory w/ Indians

Akron/Family Share New Single, Announce SXSW Dates

Akron/Family premiered their new single, along with an interview, today at SPIN. Titled “Until the Morning,” the new single echos a change in in Akron’s writing style and the place they derive their lyrical meaning. “I feel like we’re telling our own story now and it’s less fairy tale,” shares Miles. Listen to “Until the Morning” above.

Are you going to SXSW? Be sure to fit Akron/Family into your festival schedule. Their showcases are listed below! And as we’ve mentioned before, Akron/Family are going on a full-fledged tour – you can see all their dates HERE.

 
SXSW Schedule
3/12 @ Antone’s (Pandora) 3:00pm
3/13 @ Clive Bar (Filter) 5:00pm
3/14 @ Hotel Vegas (Reverb Appreciation Society) 4:30pm
3/14 @ Red 7 (DOC/JAG/SC Showcase) 12:35am
3/15 @ Old Emo’s (Brooklyn Vegan) TBD

CHEERS // Brazos Sign to Dead Oceans, Announce Sophomore Album & Music Video

Enter –> BRAZOS! It has been a long time coming, but today we have the greatest pleasure of welcoming Brazos to the DOC family. Fronted by Martin Crane, Brazos is a New York City by way of Austin outfit that’s about to take residency in your musical brain and stay forever.

In addition to Brazo’s signing, we have a brand new album to announce! Saltwater is Brazos sophomore work, constructed out of a creative lull and two years spent finding one’s foundation. The album drops May 28 and pre-order information will be here imminently. Until then, check out the artwork below and the track listing at the bottom of the post.

You can hear [see] the first single today! Premiering this morning at SPIN, “How The Ranks Was Won” “rolls forth with a breezy, downright jaunty ease, all of those comely oohs, playful strums, and bouncy rhythms provide a vehicle for ideas far more complex….” Martin explains the video concept below! WATCH ABOVE.

“‘How the Ranks Was Won’ is about a kid who finds the empty ship his ancestors came over on which is now a ghost ship. He boards it, and takes it back. It’s about taking charge of your memory and your past. I thought it would be funny to do that in modern life. In the video I get a text message from a memory (or maybe my cell phone is secretly trying to control me?), it consumes me, I ride the dreamworld, I come back, then the dreamworld rides me.”

 
Saltwater Track Listing
1. Always On
2. Charm
3. How the Ranks Was Won
4. One Note Pillow
5. Valencia
6. Deeper Feelings
7. Irene
8. Saltwater
9. Long Shot

Night Beds Share New Single and ‘Country Sleep’ Pre-order, Announce Debut Fallon Performance

Night Beds share the second single from their debut album, Country Sleep! Premiering this morning at SPIN, “Ramona” is a “harmony-enriched gallop of record highlight.” Stream the single above!

You can now pre-order Night Beds’ Country Sleep at SC Distribution. The deluxe bundle includes the album on both CD and vinyl formats, the “Even If We Try” b/w “You Were Afraid” 7-inch, a 17″ x 22″ poster of the album art (photographed by Dusdin Condren) and a download coupon for the entire album (redeemable immediately upon purchase)! The album is also available for pre-order at iTunes!

Come February 8, Night Beds will make their late night television debut on Jimmy Fallon. Don’t forget to tune in for the live performance! It is the kick off to their 2013 tour!

WATCH // A Place To Bury Strangers Release Self-Produced Video, Plus New Tour Dates

A Place To Bury Strangers bring you their new, self-produced video for “Leaving Tomorrow” off Worship. Based on Momo Fujiwara’s short story, “Katsu Gee,” the video stars Dion as Handsome Saviour of Mankind, Robi as Wizard and Oliver as Terry. Filmed on an iPhone with the 8mm app, they chose Central Park and APTBS headquarters, Death By Audio, as their set. Close friend, Sam Donahue, also got in on the fun, lending his hand in camera operation and props. Watch at SPIN or above.

In addition to their video, A Place To Bury Strangers announce new tour dates. They’re currently playing in Europe now and will end their overseas run with shows in Russia and Greece. Upon returning, they’ll end the year with coast-to-coast US dates! New shows posted below, with full list and ticket links HERE. Read the rest of this entry »

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